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Rampant use of digital airbrushing is a major distraction. Its making the actors look like a mannequin. Its very, very obvious in our home theater.

That needs to stop.


As for the movie it should have been more bloody and violent just like the comic version.
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Blu-ray file size: 22.50 GB

Bitrate: 20.0 mbps AVC


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DISC INFO:

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Disc Size:      49,642,344,872 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        Yes
Extras:         D-BOX Motion Code
BDInfo:         0.5.4

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Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00004.MPLS
Size: 24,195,280,896 bytes
Length: 1:57:44
Total Bitrate: 27.40 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19998 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 4920 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Spanish / Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
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Subtitle: English / 35.987 kbps
Subtitle: English / 38.642 kbps
Subtitle: Spanish / 38.211 kbps

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I missed this one in the theaters, but I really wanted to see it. Netflix is my hero.
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Huge difference

HD DVD [R.I.P. 02/19/08] :(
Blu-Ray: 900+

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Xylon - did you also notice blocking ..like in some of the dark sequences....like where
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I'm curious to see what the dvd looks like at some of those points.

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Shot 3 definitely looks like it was DNR'd or does that actress have amazingly smooth skin?
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Shot 3 definitely looks like it was DNR'd or does that actress have amazingly smooth skin?

No, it's just intent. They mention the smoothing in the main documentary on the disc. What makes no sense is where they used it. The main bad guy goes from super smooth to rough and gritty from scene to scene.

There are some serious aliasing issues (especially in the first 10-minutes) and some occasional artifacting issues with this transfer too. That said, the sheer amount of color is going to be enough for a lot of people. It is crazy saturated.
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No, it's just intent. They mention the smoothing in the main documentary on the disc. What makes no sense is where they used it. The main bad guy goes from super smooth to rough and gritty from scene to scene.

There are some serious aliasing issues (especially in the first 10-minutes) and some occasional artifacting issues with this transfer too. That said, the sheer amount of color is going to be enough for a lot of people. It is crazy saturated.

Interesting to hear the smoothing was intentional. The contrast looked really hot to me blocking out a lot of high-frequency detail. I also thought the black-levels were weak and appeared grayish-purple on my display. I agree that the color saturation was impressive though.

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Interesting to hear the smoothing was intentional. The contrast looked really hot to me blocking out a lot of high-frequency detail. I also thought the black-levels were weak and appeared grayish-purple on my display. I agree that the color saturation was impressive though.

Agreed. I actually checked the black levels on two displays, and during the finale where Hit-Girl is running down the hallway firing away, the "black levels" were more or less purple on both.

This is a really, really tough transfer to judge because a lot of this seems like intent.
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Also, there is a one frame encode error at 1:39:54 as Hit-Girl starts her assault. A blue swatch of artifacting pops up near the top of the screen.
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Many shots looked kind of ugly in the digital cinema print I saw, seems it has made it to blu-ray faithfully. A few times the green color in Kick-Ass's costume would flicker and look really odd, is that on the disc too or was something wrong with the projection?
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Well the film was an awful smooth skinned joke in the cinema, so at least they are carrying that dire look over to Blu Ray. Whoever thought that was a good idea, well they are blind and were so wrong to do that to a film. In a way it is a sad thing as it may make some companies think the smooth skin look is a good thing and do it to HD transfers! stupider things have happened.

That was about the only thing I disliked about the film, that pathetic skin smoothing on pretty much all the cast, the faces at times were like the worst Noise Reduced Blu Rays on the market, but I was sitting in the cinema. Sadly I felt very alone in my thoughts on that when it came into cinemas, not one other person noticed it that I could find (I looked on many forums, asked about and found nothing sadly) and I had zero back up and some just said I was a fool and was making it up, nice.

Glad to see someone actually backs me up now and noticed it, even if it has took Blu Ray for others to see it I think it is worse in motion as you see bits move from under the mask of blur and into grainy goodness in the next shot! mental, not even consistent.
I even went back to the cinema to see the film a few times, I thought my first showing was broke sadly after the second time viewing on another print - I noticed it was the film, and not my eyes.

I just hope to god the Blu Ray is not as obviously ugly as it was in the cinema, or I will be so angry! talk about making a film look dire. The face smoothing is gutting some films for me, it makes zero sense to do it at all
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The face smoothing is gutting some films for me, it makes zero sense to do it at all

Possibly adjusting for bad complexions?

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Possibly adjusting for bad complexions?

It could be, but since every actor sits in a make-up chair before shooting, I think it should be fixed there instead of in post. Before you know it every more will look like Ultraviolet!

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The face smoothing is gutting some films for me, it makes zero sense to do it at all

Possibly adjusting for bad complexions?

The look of this movie reminded me a lot of the Hairspray BD. They both featured oversaturated colors with waxy facial complexions.

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There also many scenes with CGI in that are completely blasted with DNR. Why didn't they just shoot it digitally if they didn't want any grain? Pretty stupid design decision.
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It was a low budget movie don't forget
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The face smoothing is gutting some films for me, it makes zero sense to do it at all

Possibly adjusting for bad complexions?

If it was on every shot then I would say yes, but they so often miss shots of the peoples natural details and we get to see their real faces either they forgot, or the machine isn't working right I think every single person in Kick Ass had it done at one point, some of them male actors had it awful!

At first it seemed to be used in the early days on mainly ladies (The Invasion with Nicole Kidman was one of the first big very bad uses of it), but now it just seems randomly used in films (and TV shows especially) on anyone young and old, male or female. I notice it so often it is just a constant pain over the last 4 years or so.
I like seeing peoples faces. I guess someone, somewhere thinks people look better with a CGI mask on them, I personally do not, and when it distracts the viewer like it does for me I cannot think of a better reason to stop using it.

Mind you they have come a long way in the last few years doing the face smoothing and it is nowhere near as obvious now, but it is still not nice to see even when well used.
In a way it always just brings me back to HD transfers with noise reduction, not a thing I like to see, but someone, somewhere thinks that is a good idea, maybe the same mastermind has to be behind them all I had actually forgot about this issue with the film since I moaned back when it hit cinemas.


I look forward to see some more caps from this Blu Ray, especially them close ups. I know I will buy the disc as I love the film, but fingers crossed it does not catch my eyes to often when I watch the film.
The 2nd cap doesn't look too bad in the smooth department, but that 3rd one looks awful, but hey who knows what is to come when Xylon gets done with his capping magic
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At first it seemed to be used in the early days on mainly ladies (The Invasion with Nicole Kidman was one of the first big very bad uses of it)

The Invasion came out in 2007. Johnny Depp had his face digitally smoothed over in both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd (2007).

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The Invasion came out in 2007. Johnny Depp had his face digitally smoothed over in both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd (2007).

Yeah I saw it used before 2007 it was just The Invasion was maybe the biggest film to hit me so hard at how ugly that digital tinkering could get when used so strangely and poorly. Mind you I never bothered with either of them two Depp films mentioned so have yet to see how much work was done on them movies (I may have a peek for caps now haha).
I even thought Ultraviolet's digital blending worked better than The Invasion, mainly as The Invasion was a pretty grainy looking film so the blending stood out so much worse.
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While watching this in my HT, I wondered if my eyes were having an off-night.
The face-smoothing was pretty annoying.
It pulled me out of the movie.

If this was done deliberately by the filmmaker, I fail to see its purpose or advantage.
What could Vaughn gain by doing this?
I have to assume there was a technical problem...nothing else makes sense.

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